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2015 Regional Award Winner


Poschaven Farms

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George Posch

George Posch

Whether it's quinoa from Bolivia or rice from China, a lot of the gluten-free basics come from a long ways away. So when attendees of the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto discovered that George Posch had a certified organic stone mill in Ontario producing gluten-free buckwheat flour, they wanted more. With 700 acres of organic buckwheat on his farm, Posch saw great potential in the ever-expanding gluten-free market. He built a new 40x40-foot mill dedicated to buckwheat, catapulting production from one tonne in 2010 to 14 tonnes in 2014. At capacity, the eco-friendly facility will process 500 pounds of flour per hour. Upon completion, it will boast solar panels and in-floor radiant heating, while residues from the milling process will be burned for fuel.

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